TOKYO and BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SomaLogic, Inc., a leader in proteomic technology, announced today that Tokyo-based FonesLife Corporation, will be the first SomaLogic Certified Site in Japan. The new site will offer the 7,000-plex SomaScan® Assay in their labs and provide SomaScan data to their customers. By becoming a SomaLogic Certified Site, FonesLife can now run assays on SomaLogic’s SomaScan Platform—the largest commercially available proteomic platform—and accelerate their own research and provide additional opportunities to utilize the industry-leading platform in the Asia-Pacific region.
“SomaScan data can now be produced in Japan, which gives us faster results and makes it possible to work with samples that are difficult to take out of the country,” said FonesLife Chief Executive Officer Naoto Egawa. “Our goal is to dramatically expand our business as a scientific service provider in the expanding Asian market.”
The SomaLogic Certified Site program gives labs and institutions—including academia and contract research organizations (CROs)—access to the SomaScan Assay, with more than 7,000 protein measurements per sample and up to 90 samples per assay kit. SOMAmer® reagents have been optimized for specificity with specific binding to target epitopes with coefficients of variation (CVs) of approximately 5 percent, versus polyclonal antibodies that can result in non-specific binding, with CVs as high as 25 percent.
“The Certified Sites program allows us to expand the availability of our platform to labs and institutions around the world,” said Executive Vice President of SomaLogic’s Life Sciences business, Adam Taich. “Japan is a rapidly growing market for translational work in life sciences and clinical research and we are excited about this opportunity to deepen our long partnership with FonesLife.”
SomaLogic launched the Certified Site program in 2022 with labs at the National Institutes of Health, Washington University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. New sites are expected to be added in 2023 in Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America.
SomaLogic’s proprietary SomaScan Platform was designed to be a universal platform that can be applied across research and discovery, translational research and biopharmaceutical development, and clinical applications. SomaLogic can run approximately 7,000 protein measurements on a single 55 microliter plasma or serum sample. The company has run more than 550,000 samples to date.
SomaLogic (Nasdaq: SLGC) seeks to deliver precise, meaningful and actionable health-management information that empowers individuals worldwide to continuously optimize their personal health and wellness throughout their lives. This essential information, to be provided through a global network of partners and users, is derived from SomaLogic’s personalized measurement of important changes in an individual’s proteins over time. For more information, visit www.somalogic.com and follow @somalogic on Twitter.
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